September 26, 2018 Subject:
A Great Japanese Noir.
I've been trying to see this film for decades. Though available here in a non-subtitled version, I was not surprised to see this fine example of the director's early work. Shot in cinema scope, using great black and wite photography with appropriate canted angles in certain scenes, the really foreshadows what would soon be key features in his work. The multi-ethic group of Japanese, Korean, white and black Americans with various women complicating the heist makes this one of the best international noirs ever made.